Pinion Pine Nuts


We have lots of Pinion Pine trees, so we decided to try to harvest and roast some for Thanksgiving.


11/21/15 - We picked some Pinion pine cones in August, put them in a sack, and now it's time to get the nuts:

They're not as sappy as they were on the trees:

Not sure how many are good, but we'll see:

11/24/15 - Try sorting by weight (heavier probably have nuts inside) - about half were "heavy"
and most of them had a darker brown shell:

Soak the nuts in water saturated with any kind of coarse salt:

Pre-heat the oven to 325, put the nuts on a baking sheet, heat for 10 minutes, then every minute
take a nut off the sheet and check the color (it may take up to 20 minutes for them to finish.
They're white when raw and look like this when done - a light creamy butterscotch color:

Transfer the other nuts to a plate and let them cool. Once cool they can be dropped in a bowl.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Modified: November 26, 2015 01:40:08 PM